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rum·mage

 (rŭm′ĭj)
v. rum·maged, rum·mag·ing, rum·mag·es
v.tr.
1. To search thoroughly by handling, turning over, or disarranging the contents of.
2. To discover by searching thoroughly.
v.intr.
To make an energetic, usually hasty search.
n.
1. A thorough search among a number of things.
2. A confusion of miscellaneous articles.

[From earlier romage, act of packing cargo, from French arrumage, from Old French, from arumer, to stow, from Old Provençal arumar : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + perhaps run, ship's hold (of Germanic origin; see reuə- in Indo-European roots).]

rum′mag·er n.

rummage

(ˈrʌmɪdʒ)
vb
(when: intr, often foll by through) to search (through) while looking for something, often causing disorder or confusion
n
1. an act of rummaging
2. a jumble of articles
3. obsolete confusion or bustle
[C14 (in the sense: to pack a cargo): from Old French arrumage, from arrumer to stow in a ship's hold, probably of Germanic origin]
ˈrummager n

rum•mage

(ˈrʌm ɪdʒ)

v. -maged, -mag•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to search thoroughly or actively through, esp. by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents.
2. to find, bring, or fetch by searching (often fol. by out or up).
v.i.
3. to search actively, as in a place or receptacle or within oneself.
n.
4. miscellaneous articles; odds and ends.
5. a rummaging search.
[1520–30; earlier, arrangement of cargo in a ship, aph. alter. of Middle French arrumage]
rum′mag•er, n.

Rummage

 miscellaneous articles; lumber; rubbish, 1598.
Example: good riddance to bad rummage, 1880.

rummage


Past participle: rummaged
Gerund: rummaging

Imperative
rummage
rummage
Present
I rummage
you rummage
he/she/it rummages
we rummage
you rummage
they rummage
Preterite
I rummaged
you rummaged
he/she/it rummaged
we rummaged
you rummaged
they rummaged
Present Continuous
I am rummaging
you are rummaging
he/she/it is rummaging
we are rummaging
you are rummaging
they are rummaging
Present Perfect
I have rummaged
you have rummaged
he/she/it has rummaged
we have rummaged
you have rummaged
they have rummaged
Past Continuous
I was rummaging
you were rummaging
he/she/it was rummaging
we were rummaging
you were rummaging
they were rummaging
Past Perfect
I had rummaged
you had rummaged
he/she/it had rummaged
we had rummaged
you had rummaged
they had rummaged
Future
I will rummage
you will rummage
he/she/it will rummage
we will rummage
you will rummage
they will rummage
Future Perfect
I will have rummaged
you will have rummaged
he/she/it will have rummaged
we will have rummaged
you will have rummaged
they will have rummaged
Future Continuous
I will be rummaging
you will be rummaging
he/she/it will be rummaging
we will be rummaging
you will be rummaging
they will be rummaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rummaging
you have been rummaging
he/she/it has been rummaging
we have been rummaging
you have been rummaging
they have been rummaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rummaging
you will have been rummaging
he/she/it will have been rummaging
we will have been rummaging
you will have been rummaging
they will have been rummaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rummaging
you had been rummaging
he/she/it had been rummaging
we had been rummaging
you had been rummaging
they had been rummaging
Conditional
I would rummage
you would rummage
he/she/it would rummage
we would rummage
you would rummage
they would rummage
Past Conditional
I would have rummaged
you would have rummaged
he/she/it would have rummaged
we would have rummaged
you would have rummaged
they would have rummaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rummage - a jumble of things to be given awayrummage - a jumble of things to be given away
clutter, fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter - a confused multitude of things
2.rummage - a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion); "he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis"
search, hunting, hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
Verb1.rummage - search haphazardly; "We rummaged through the drawers"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

rummage

verb search, hunt, root, explore, delve, examine, ransack, forage, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.), rootle They rummage through piles of second-hand clothes.

rummage

verb
Translations
بَحْث، تَنْقيبيَبْحَث، يُنَقِّب
hrabat seprohrabávání
gennemsøgeransagning
penkoa
átkutatás
ítarleg leitumróta; gjörleita
kratanaršymas
jauktieskratīšanapārmeklēšanavandīties
prehrabávanie
altüst ederek aramaaltüst ederek aramak

rummage

[ˈrʌmɪdʒ]
A. VIhurgar
he rummaged in his pocket and produced a keyhurgando en el bolsillo sacó una llave
to rummage aboutrevolverlo todo, buscar revolviéndolo todo
to rummage about in a drawerhurgar or revolver en un cajón
B. N (US) (= clothes) → ropa f usada; (= bric-à-brac) → objetos mpl usados
C. CPD rummage sale N (US) → venta f de objetos usados (con fines benéficos)

rummage

[ˈrʌmɪdʒ]
vifouiller
to rummage in sth → fouiller dans qch
to rummage through sth → fouiller dans qch
n
to have a rummage in sth → fouiller dans qch
rummage about
rummage around vifarfouiller
to rummage around in sth, to rummage about in sth → farfouiller dans qchrummage sale n (US)vente f de charité

rummage

n
to have a good rummage in somethingetw gründlich durchstöbern or durchwühlen; to have a good rummage aroundgründlich herumstöbern or herumwühlen
(= jumble)Ramsch m
vi (also rummage about, rummage around)herumstöbern, herumwühlen (→ among, in in +dat, → for nach)

rummage

[ˈrʌmɪdʒ] vi to rummage (about or around)rovistare, frugare
to rummage about in sth/for sth → rovistare or frugare in qc/per trovare qc

rummage

(ˈramidʒ) verb
to search by turning things out or over. He rummaged in the drawer for a clean shirt.
noun
a thorough search.
References in classic literature ?
Among them odd heaps of old papers, this gentleman, when he comes into the property, naturally begins to rummage, don't you see?
Being a prudent man and accustomed to take care of your own affairs, you begin to rummage among the papers as you have come into; don't you?
I picked up the hatchets and swung them by their heads from the sling of my arm; turned Montgomery over; picked up his revolver still loaded in two chambers, and bending down to rummage, found half-a-dozen cartridges in his pocket.
I generally go on a cupboard rummage after reading Pickwick.
I laughed again, but for all answer to this inquiry I said, "Of course if she can rummage about that way she can perfectly have burnt them.
Jo liked this, and after an energetic rummage from garret to cellar, subsided on the sofa to nurse her cold with arsenicum and books.
Now, I'll teach you to rummage my bookshelves: for they ARE mine; all the house belongs to me, or will do in a few years.
It is the job of the National Deep Rummage Team (NDRT) to seek out caches of contraband hidden on huge commercial vessels capable of carrying up to 14,000 containers, equal to a 44-mile long train.
A WITTY and poignant comedy from the creator of Adrian Mole comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on Thursday in the shape of Bazaar and Rummage, above.
com)-- First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest will be hosting the biggest Rummage Sale in its history, now entering its 64th consecutive year, from 7 a.
The Trussell Trust said demand for handouts from emergency food banks had tripled in the West Midlands - and some of the people who use their services said they would steal or even rummage in bins if foodbanks were not available.
Drop-off for Annual Rummage Sale Donations of clothes in wearable condition, shoes, belts, purses, hats, scarves, clean bedding, curtains and table lines will be accepted, 1-5 p.